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Eyeglasses and Exercise

I'm 41 yrs old, have lost about 40 lbs. and kept it off for over 2 yrs. I work out almost everday. I've worn contacts since I was a teenager, but had to start wearing reading glasses about a year ago. Now, I really think I need to give up the contacts and get glasses with bifocals (can't believe I'm saying that!!!) I'm just worried about working out, sweating, and picturing glasses sliding down my nose and bothering me. Anyone work out with glasses and how does it go for you? I suppose I could just put the contacts in when I work out, but kind of a pain....

Sun. Dec 30, 8:40am

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I wear glasses and it does not bother me when I workout

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 10:18 AM

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I wear bifocal contacts such a great invention for me. When I do wear glassses to work out also not much of aproblem execpt with I run.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 10:36 AM

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no problems here either with my glasses

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 1:22 PM

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I wear glasses but mostly for distance. When I sit on the bike in the gym, or walk on the treadmill, or use the elliptical machine, I usually take my glasses off. However I always wear them when I walk outside (I really do need to see the cars!) AND when I use weight machines or free weights. They don't bother me at when I do wear them.

Good luck.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 1:49 PM

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I wear glasses, too. I don't experience any problems!

You should be fine. If you're worried, I'd buy a strap of some sort to hold them on just in case they slip off.

Monday, December 31, 2007, 10:44 AM

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good fitting glasses will be fine...it's the fit that prevents sliding

Saturday, February 09, 2008, 12:23 PM

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My glasses tend to fog up when my garage is cold and I'm running on the treadmill. I guess my face gets too hot!

They also slip when I do pushups or mountain climbers. I'm seriously considering changing to contacts because of it, but I have to agree with the previous poster in that I probably have ill-fitting glasses. They are plastic frames and don't have the little nose-pieces, so they slip pretty easy.

I guess it depends what kind of glasses you get and what sort of exercises you want to do.

Sunday, February 10, 2008, 12:29 AM

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